FAQ

What is Reiki?
Reiki (pronounced Ray-Key) is a system of hands on healing that originated in Japan in the early 1900s.  Reiki treatment could be likened to a form of ‘facilitated meditation’ as the treatment process helps to facilitate a relaxed, meditative state.

While in this relaxed state we connect more deeply with ourselves and with the body’s innate capacity for self-healing, allowing it to establish balance and harmony.

Is Reiki an alternative to conventional medicine?
Reiki should not be considered a substitute for medical advice and treatment.  Reiki practitioners do not have medical training and are not able to diagnose medical problems or prescribe treatment for them.  Reiki should be considered a complimentary therapy to be used alongside conventional medical advice and treatment to support the healing process.

What happens during a treatment?
You’ll lie on a massage table, close your eyes and try to relax.  If you feel like you need one, a blanket will be available to keep you warm.  Before commencing, I will explain the treatment process to ensure that you’re comfortable with the approach.

I also want to provide a safe and relaxing environment that is respectful of your needs.   As we discuss the treatment process I will invite you to let me know about any particular needs you might have that will allow me to do this.  During the treatment I will place my hands on or over different positions on the body.

At all times your privacy will be respected and any personal details will be kept strictly confidential. 

Will I have to undress?
You’ll need to remove your shoes and any heavy coats or jackets to ensure your comfort.  However, apart from this you remain fully clothed.

What can I expect during the session?
Experiences can be different for each person.   You will most likely feel a sense of relaxation. You may also experience a feeling of heat or coolness from my hands.  In addition, people often report feeling certain physical or emotional sensations, seeing colours or dream-like images or having thoughts/ ideas come up during a treatment.  Any of these things may occur during treatment.

How often should I have a treatment?
If you want to relax and nurture yourself, keep your energy levels ‘topped up’ or just try out a Reiki treatment then a single session can be great.

Committing to a series of session can also have it’s benefits.  For a series of treatments, I generally recommend that you have 3 sessions within 6 – 8 weeks (or as close to that as you can manage).

The treatment process can be a bit like peeling away the layers of an onion – there’s often some outer layers near the surface to be addressed before you really start to get to the heart of things.

The final decision is yours though – it should be whatever feels right for you.

Where are you located?
I am based Melbourne, in the bayside suburb of Mentone.

Do you travel to see clients?
As a general rule, I don’t travel to see individual clients.   As part of the process I like to ensure that I provide a comfortable and relaxing environment, which I can do best from my premises.  If you’re unable to travel due to disability or a serious medical condition, please email or call me and we can establish the best way to work together to help you.

What are your qualifications?
I have been trained in the Usui System of Natural Healing.  I have completed first degree and second degree Reiki training as well as Reiki Teacher training.

All of my training was conducted in person with a qualified Reiki Teacher.  My first and second degree training was conducted over a number of sessions and my teacher training was conducted over an extended period.

My teaching lineage can be traced back to Mikao Usui, who originated this form of healing.   I have met the qualification standards of the Australian Reiki Connection, of which I am a member.  As such, I am governed by their codes of conduct and ethics.